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Local author Justin Gardiner will be hosting a book launch at 10,000 Hz Records in Opelika on April 3 from 7 to 8 pm.
Beneath the Shadow is centered on journal excerpts by eight famous explorers, which Gardiner uses as touchstones for modernday experiences of harsh seas, chance encounters, rugged terrain and unspeakable beauty. With equal parts levity and lyricism, Gardiner navigates the distance between the historical and the contemporary, the artistic and the scientific, the heroic and the mundane.
Gardiner, a Pacific Northwest native, now teaches at Auburn University, where he also serves as the nonfiction editor of the Southern Humanities Review. He is a recipient of the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Fellowship, as well as the Larry Levis Post-Graduate Stipend in poetry from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program. His writing has appeared in journals that include the Missouri Review, Blackbird, Quarterly West and ZYZZYVA.
The event is open to the public, and copies of Beneath the Shadow will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit justingardiner.net. The record store is located at 717A 1st Ave.